Randy Paush’s last lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

bq. Almost all of us have childhood dreams: for example, being an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living. … all » Sadly, most people don’t achieve theirs, and I think that’s a shame. I had several specific childhood dreams, and I’ve actually achieved most of them. More importantly, I have found ways, in particular the creation (with Don Marinelli), of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center (etc.cmu.edu), of helping many young people actually *achieve* their childhood dreams. This talk will discuss how I achieved my childhood dreams (being in zero gravity, designing theme park rides for Disney, and a few others), and will contain realistic advice on how *you* can live your life so that you can make your childhood dreams come true, too.

2 thoughts on “Randy Paush’s last lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”

  1. I watched you on Oprah……..what a beautiful example you are of class and dignity….I wish you and your family peace and strength beyond measure….Thank you for putting many, many things into perspective…


  2. I want this post to get to the family of Randy Pausch. He is an inspiration to many. When watching the primetime special about his life I was motivated to not let my son live a life filled with saddness. I am determined to bring sunshine into his life each and every day! I cant even imagine living with out my dad, who died when I was 21 years old from pancreatic cancer. Losing him then was hard enough-living without him seems unbearable. Randy has left a great legacy for those beautiful children. They are lucky to him in their lives even if it was a short time. i am so thankful Randy has opened my eyes to living life to its fulliest- Thank you Randy, may God bless your family and help them heal.

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